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Disney World not what it used to be before Wuhan virus... Oct 21, 2021 at 2:43 PM

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    1. BentFlowers
      BentFlowers
      Hey, not sure if DMs are a thing on SBAF, so I hope I’m not intruding, but I noticed you had a camphor burl and Monkeypod ZMF, and I was wondering if you could describe the different levels of cup resonance. Is camphor burl more like a hard wood or soft wood in terms of resonance? I am interested in the burl Closed Verite but I think I would enjoy the openness that the softer wood cup resonance can give.
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        Hey, I don't even know what "DM" stands for? Dangerous Music? ;) No Worries @BentFlowers. To answer your question - I don't know because IMO the differences in design between my Camphor burl Eikon and Monkeypod Verite is the deciding factor, far out influencing these wood determined cup resonances/reverbs...
        Aug 9, 2020
      4. crenca
        crenca
        Somewhere here at SBAF Zack mentions this, how the Eikon is very damped and controled (so lots of wool, etc.), and the Verite (Closed in particular) is the opposite. I think that is what one hears mostly. Since I have never compared the same design (either Eikon or Verite C) with differing woods, I can't really say how much the wood matters, though others have said it does to a certain extant...
        Aug 9, 2020
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      5. crenca
        crenca
        Fact is, the reverb/resonances with the VC, particularly in the vocal region, too often bothers me and I wish it was better controlled/damped like the Eikon, maybe not as far however...
        Aug 9, 2020
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    2. crenca
      crenca
      Anyone tried the MOTU 8D yet? I'm interested in the digital interface and output conversion functionality, but this has me worried...
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      2. crenca
        crenca
        Does RME have an similiar box? Those RME Fireface units are more "standard" in that they are doing alot of anologue to digital interfacing, and they don't have digital AES in/out as near as I can tell.
        Aug 7, 2020
      3. Psalmanazar
        Psalmanazar
        You have to be able to slave the clock to your digital converter. Preserving digital fidelity with one wire is not as simple as it seems unless you have an Ethernet protocol like Dante/AVB/Ravenna.
        Aug 7, 2020
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      4. crenca
        crenca
        The 8D does have word clock in/out. So I should be able to slave it to (pro - not most consumer dacs obviously) whatever DAC I am using, and be source/input agnostic - USB, Ethernet, s/dif, AES, or wherever should not matter...or am I missing something?
        Aug 7, 2020
    3. crenca
      crenca
      I'm looking at a long 25ft HP extension cable. I calculate it will add 1ohm, but what about inductance?
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      2. crenca
        crenca
        Aug 4, 2020
      3. penguins
        penguins
        While it wouldn't be a direct apples to apples comparison, I have deliberately added low value RCL components into the signal path before to mimic different cables / out of curiosity (PSA: do not casually attempt this). In most cases the subjective difference was minimal to none - less than changing cable materials.
        Aug 4, 2020
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      4. penguins
        penguins
        Technically speaking, too many potential things could happen, but general rule of thumb for me is if nothing is "at the ragged edge of stability" and nothing is being changed functionally, then small changes like a longer cable are usually OK.
        Aug 4, 2020
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    4. crenca
      crenca
      @monacelli , somehow I disliked instead of liked your sensible post on the Freya thread. Fixed now
      1. RobS, LetMeBeFrank and monacelli like this.
      2. monacelli
        monacelli
        Thanks! No harm either way, I figured it may have been accidental :-)
        Aug 3, 2020
    5. crenca
      crenca
      Utopia in the house. I don't remember it being this warm and liquid from demos. Also, for some reason it really synergizes with qpr2 dap..
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      3. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        Email ZMF directly. I have a Lektrik terminated in the lemo connectors.
        Jul 31, 2020
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      4. e.schell
      5. e.schell
        e.schell
        I have a Norne Volsund for my Clears and love it. The stock cables were terrible and cripplingly stiff. He will terminate any of his cables with whatever you want.
        Jul 31, 2020
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    6. crenca
      crenca
      Well, I finally broke down and ordered a Utopia...
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      2. crenca
        crenca
        I think it was you @Lyander who pointed to it on the deals thread. Thanks! I have reaced a crossroads with my TOTL closed back search. The VC is so close...yet the cup reverb sometimes, on some tracks, make me want to rip them off my head
        Jul 29, 2020
      3. crenca
        crenca
        I will end up selling the VC and keeping the Eikon and Elegia for when I need closed back because of my domestic situation. I have demoed the Utopia before, so I don't expect any surprises - I think I know what I am getting over and above my Clear...of course only on my equipment for a length of time will I know fur sur...
        Jul 29, 2020
      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        As much as I'd be happy to take credit for it I don't recall pointing anyone in the direction of a Utopia, haha. Regardless, I'm happy you found one for a good price given it's a proper TOTL can. Do share impressions! :)
        Jul 29, 2020
    7. crenca
      crenca
      You won't be hearing from me for a few days as I will be reading @YMO Starlett review...
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      3. Lyander
        Lyander
        Maybe it's just my own propensity for purple prose but I don't find lengthy walls of text offensive unless they end up ultimately saying nothing; YMO's was fine, I got the gist of the amp :P

        I also just skimmed the whole thing cuz and properly read interesting bits. I definitely don't expect anyone to slow-read stuff like that unless they hate having time.
        Jul 28, 2020
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      4. Vtory
        Vtory
        No doubt that's a very dense and useful data point. Nevertheless I also skimmed as I am not ready to spend $2k (a little less if buy used) now. But may go through word to word deeply when I get to seriously consider DNA for myself. Don't hope it to come in the foreseeable future though lol
        Jul 28, 2020
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      5. YMO
        YMO
        Jul 28, 2020
    8. crenca
      crenca
      Bed sheet thread counts...is it the SINAD of the bedroom?
      1. Azimuth, Thad E Ginathom and rlow like this.
      2. crenca
        crenca
        What should I be looking for? 10, 1000? 10 raised to the 15th?
        Jul 21, 2020
      3. fraggler
        fraggler
        Too low and you exfoliate every night. To high and you will slide off. 400 Egyptian cotton is nice. Sateen is trash.
        Jul 21, 2020
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    9. crenca
      crenca
      Bachelor amp in the house. These 6z1p tubes are just so small and cute, and that's all I have to say about this amp...
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        Well, with the Verite Closed, I don't miss eq'ing that BBC dip - that, and the bass not hitting as hard as the Asgard 3 suddenly the VC feals like a much more tonally even HP.
        Jul 20, 2020
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      4. crenca
        crenca
        Also, voices don't seem quite as recessed on the VC - that and better seperation...I am liking this.
        Jul 20, 2020
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      5. crenca
        crenca
        There is some leveling going on here through the VC (will have to return to Clear later). Bad recordings sound better, but the best recordings are losing a bit of their crystal clarity. Dare I say a slight "veil" is going on...not yet...
        Jul 20, 2020
    10. crenca
      crenca
      April 28th to July 17th - that's how long my Bachelor amp was in U.S. customs...
      1. crenca
        crenca
        I'd almost given up and was going to purchase again. Should get to my humble abode Monday or Tuesday.
        Jul 18, 2020
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      2. e.schell
        e.schell
        Uhg! Sounds like my sort of luck... Have an SW51+ incoming in the next month or two.... or not haha!
        Jul 18, 2020
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    11. crenca
      crenca
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      2. rlow
      3. penguins
        penguins
        A step beyond @rlow - Would we even want to be mentioned there?
        Jul 16, 2020
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I think there are one or two decent sources listed there among the ringleaders of audiophoolery. 6moons? For the photography. I think they revolutionised audio photography. Good thing in that people started to take great pics, bad thing in that a simple snap wouldn't do any longer.
        Jul 17, 2020
    12. crenca
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      2. skem
      3. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        P=Po+Pt...Poopt.
        Jul 13, 2020
      4. crenca
        crenca
        Well thanks alot @skem If a penguin shits on the other side of the world, does it effect my system? Hell yes. Who makes the audio rack that fixes penguin shit jitter problem, anyone know?
        Jul 13, 2020
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    13. crenca
      crenca
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    14. crenca
      crenca
      Would someone do me a solid and explain what is the meaning of the unicorn...
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      2. Lyander
        Lyander
        I hate that after a decade and more has passed since I last saw that godforsaken video I STILL have that song stuck in my head.

        Suffer: https://youtu.be/QFCSXr6qnv4
        Jun 16, 2020
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        I am blissfully unaware of most of this stuff,. I had to look up "Charlie the unicorn"...I do remember the "Annoying Orange" however.
        Jun 16, 2020
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      4. Lyander
        Lyander
        @crenca you are not missing very much at all, and I'd argue it actually helps quality of life not knowing these :))
        Jun 16, 2020
    15. crenca
      crenca
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      2. murray
        murray
        Poe's Law states that an extreme viewpoint can be indistinguishable from a parody.
        Jun 10, 2020
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      3. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        The Stereophile author should read the well-known interview with J Gordon Holt about honesty.
        Jun 11, 2020
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      4. Superexchanger
        Superexchanger
        What amounts to "weighted blankets" for your components is really some next-level anxiety projection.
        Jun 12, 2020
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    16. crenca
    17. crenca
      crenca
      Ordering a pizza...when did we start having to say "I would like a pepperoni pizza, half olives"
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      2. crenca
        crenca
        What kind of crazy upside down world is this when how a man orders his pizza changes for no good reason!
        Jun 4, 2020
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      3. imackler
        imackler
        Sounds like the influence of online ordering... When you order online, don't you have to choose for each topping, whether you'd like it on the whole pizza or on half? So first you mark the whole ingredients, and then the ones on half the pizza?
        Jun 4, 2020
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      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        I've asked for a pizza with /one/ olive. That is more than enough for me for a whole pizza.
        Jun 5, 2020
    18. crenca
      crenca
      Pluto got a raw deal...
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      2. crenca
        crenca
        I explained to my 5 year old that Pluto was always a planet and always will be, and that "Big Astronomy" has motivations of its own...
        May 18, 2020
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      3. DigMe
        DigMe
        Reading your first status I thought of the Disney character and then I thought of a character from two Neal Stephenson novels but oddly I didn’t think of the celestial body at all! Another win for Big Astronomy
        May 18, 2020
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      4. YMO
        YMO
        The movie with strong men?
        May 18, 2020
    19. crenca
      crenca
      I stumbled into friend status somehow, is there a link to a video of the secret handshake?;)
      1. DigMe
        DigMe
        Oh it’s easy - you just cradle the other guy’s balls in your hand and say “This is your piece, your sound system is not.”
        May 10, 2020
        Jinxy245, Riotvan, yotacowboy and 7 others like this.
      2. Ringingears
        Ringingears
        We should put that on the front page. You have me laughing my ass off. :)
        May 10, 2020
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    20. crenca
      crenca
      Almost went for a T4, but I realized it was the safe choice and I felt like stepping out, so I ordered a Starlett today...
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      3. crenca
        crenca
        Sept/Oct is where I landed in line.
        May 8, 2020
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      4. ChaChaRealSmooth
        ChaChaRealSmooth
        The Starlett doesn't have endlessly rollable tubes, nor does it really need it. Just listen to music
        May 8, 2020
        Jinxy245, StageOne, Lyander and 3 others like this.
      5. Jinxy245
        Jinxy245
        I'm planning an upgrade to my tube amp as well...those two (and a Glenn OTL) are the top of the list. Looking forward to your impressions (In the fall I guess)
        May 9, 2020
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